When college students first go into the social work field, they must take Intro to Social Work which introduces the NASW Code of Ethics. The NASW Code of Ethics introduces six core values and these purposes explain what social workers are shooting for when working with clients. The six core values are services, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence. When it comes to service the social workers, the main goal is to help their clients in need. The main goal that social workers focus on social justice is poverty, unemployment, discrimination, and other forms of social injustice. The importance of human relationship's goal is to strengthen relationships among their clients to enhance the well- being of families, social groups, individuals, and communities. Social workers should be able to treat their clients with respect and caring matter which leads to the dignity and worth of a person’s core value. The next core value integrity is very important when working in the social work field because social workers should behave in a trustworthy manner. They should keep the relationship with their clients very professional and be aware of their mission. As well as being able to act honestly and responsibly. The last core value is competence focuses on social workers increasing their knowledge and skills and to apply them in practice. These are core values that social workers should follow when going into the workforce, but recent social workers have not which leads to the wicked problem of what can future social workers that are studying social work do better than recent social workers now.
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Stavros-Mccauley, Hannah, "What can Future Social Worker do Differently than Recent Social workers" (2020). English Department: Research for Change - Wicked Problems in Our World. 33.